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tv   Way Too Early With Willie Geist  MSNBC  September 29, 2011 2:30am-3:00am PDT

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the question is, what did cain say about black voters? jon stewart and bill o'reilly has them fighting over tax cuts for the rich and the price of a government muffin. how do you feel about their you flowering bromance? its way too early for this. good morning. i'm willie geist. this is "way too early." the show that to paraphrase the great jack buck cannot believe what it just saw in the major leagues. i am glad you are up with us and watching or listening on sirius xm radio. shoot me an e-mail or tweet me at willie geist 1 and let me know why you are up. or you can do what evan longoria does and text the word awake followed by your resfons. the next 30 minutes will be your cram session for this thursday, september 29th.
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a lot of serious news to get to, including a man arrested in a plot to blow up the pentagon and the capital building. the obama administration asking the supreme court to take up its health care law of last year. we do begin with last night's spectacular exhibit a of why sports are great. the final day of the 2011 baseball season will go down as one of the most exciting in the history of the game. four teams vying for the two remaining wild card spots in both leagues. two of those teams, the red sox and braves, trying to prevent historic september collapses. two of the games go into extra innings. another ending painfully for boston fans in a walkoff ninth inning win. in the american league, the red sox took a one-run lead the last out of the game after a long rain delay. closer, jonathan papelbon could not send the orioles home. boston stages a two-out, ninth inning comeback to webeat bosto.
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less than four minutes later, the rays would force extra innings after coming back from a 7-0 deficit against the yankees in a game everybody thought was over hours earlier, won the game with an evan longoria solo home run in the 12th inning. that swing, that comeback and the red sox lost in baltimore clinched the wild card spot for tampa bay and ened boston's season. in the national league if it weren't for the red sox collapse, the story would be that of the atlanta braves who fell apart in the final few weeks of the season. last night after st. louis beat the astros they watched as the braves gave up a gametime run in the ninth and another in the 13th to fall to the phillies, 4-3. that ended atlanta's season and put the cardinals into the playoffs. wow, what a night. we goal through the full highlights and get reaction from the red sox locker room and give you a playoff preview a bit later in sports.
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we turn now to the news in the 2012 presidential race a new fox news poll shows former massachusetts governor, mitt romney, back in the lead of his fellow republican presidential hopeful. the support for texas governor, rick perry, slides. in the poll, romney leads all candidates with 23% support, basically unchanged from a month ago. he is followed by rick perry at 19%. look at that dip. 10% down from august. former godfather's pizza ceo, herman cain who just won the florida straw poll surging up 11 points getting 17% support in a statistic cal tie with rick perry. after romney admits a wave of enthusiasm, governor perry's campaign has stumbled mostly over a series of statements. >> if you say that we should not educate children who have come into our state for other reason than they have been brought there by no fault of their own,
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i don't think you have a heart. >> yesterday, the interview with conservative news max tv. perry apologized for that comment and walked back from his stance on providing in-state tuition for the children of illegal immigrants. >> i probably chose a poor word to explain that for people who don't want their state to be giving tuition to illegal aliens, illegal immigrants in their country, that's their call. i respect that. i was probably a bit overpassionate by using that word and it was inappropriate. >> perry went over to say the decision for in-state tuition for the children of illegal immigrants is a state sovereign right to capitalize. meanwhile, herman cain went after perry yesterday. >> could you support rick perry if he were the nominee? >> today, i could not support
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rick perry as the nominee for a host of reasons. him being soft on securing the border is one of the reasons. i feel very strongly about the need to secure the border for real, the need to enforce the laws that are already there, the need to promote the path to citizenship that is already there. that's where i think he and i have a basic fundamental difference of opinion. >> mr. cain raised some eyebrows when he spoke about african-american voters and their relationship with the republican party. >> many african-americans have been brain washed into not being open-minded, not even considering a conservative point of view. i have received some of that same vitriol simply because i am running for the republican nomination as a conservative. it is just brain washing and people not being open-minded, pure and simple. >> president obama addressing the issue of immigration at an interview yesterday the
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president expressed his frustration with recent attempts to immigration reforms. >> this notion that somehow i c can change the laws unilaterally is just not true. there has been a great disservice done to the cause of getting the dream act passed and getting immigration passed by perpetrating the notion that somehow by myself i can go and do these things. it is just not true. we live in a democracy. you have to pass bills through the legislature and then i can sign it. >> in that same interview, president obama was asked about the prospects of a latino one day making it to the oval office? >> i am absolutely certain that within my lifetime we will have a latino candidate for president who is very competitive and may win. you just look at the demographics. latino population is growing
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faster than any other population. with numbers comes political power. >> the latino vote likely to be one of the most crucial graphics in the 2012. president obama won two thirds of the hispanic vote nationwide. they are now seeing a substantial growth of hispanic voters. in florida, it grew by nearly 250,000 people between 2008 and 2010. in nevada, increased by 44,000 and new mexico saw a jump of 36,000 hispanic voters. speaking of florida, the sunshine state could soon shake up the republican primary calendar. as reports indicate, state officials are preparing to announce they will hold their primary on january 31st of this coming year. the move would force iowa, new hampshire, nevada and south carolina to reschedule their primaries at earlier dates if they wish to hold their contest before florida. the obama administration has
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formally asked the supreme court to weigh in on their 2010 health care overall. a move was not expected until november. it makes it all but certain the court will agree to hear one or more cases involving challenges to that law and could have major implications in next year's presidential election. in explaining the request. the justice department said, throughout history, there have been similar challenges to other landmark legislation, such as the social security, civil rights and voting rights and all challenges failed. they continued. the administration is appealing a decision by the u.s. circuit court of appeals in atlanta which ruled the individual mandate portion of the law unconstitutional. it makes it likely the high court will issue a decision in june of next year in the thick of the 2012 presidential campaign. the fbi has arrested and
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charged a 26-year-old man for a plot to blow up the pentagon and the capital. the plane involved using a ryu he motor controlled aircraft filled with plastic explosives. today's washington post reports the suspect is a u.s. citizens with a fitics degree from northeast university in boston. his only criminal history is a minor vandalism charge. the man began planning to commit, quote, violent jihad against the united states in 2010. the arrest resulted from an undercover sting operation. the suspect allegedly modified cell phones to act as detonators and supplied them to undercover agents he thought were affiliated with al qaeda. the white house has not commented on that situation. global stocks will keep a watchful eye on a critical vote on the european bailout fund. this comes as german chancellor, an held la merclangela merkel f
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support it. becky is live in london for us. good morning. >> good morning. now, germany is set to vote any mintd minute to vote ton the plans to extend the bailout fund. many are saying they need it to bring stability to the euro. germany is the biggest and most powerful economy in the euro zone. within the ruling party, angela merkel is struggling to build consensus. a really important vote today. back to you. >> thanks so much. still ahead on "way too early" full highlights on baseball. breathtaking games in baltimore, tampa and atlanta. jon stewart and bill o'reilly get together again. this time, stuart playing the home game. their friendly insight over
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taxing the rich. check on the weather when "way too early" comes right back. investigators have seized random capsules of the same lot manufactured by mckneel laboratories. tests so far have not turned up any more cyanide contamination. police say it would have been easy for somebody to tampa with the capsules after this left the factory. spokes men agree. >> we are confident this was not something that happened at our manufacturing site. with immigration, you can only fear the future if you don't know our past. if you know how this country was built on immigration, you will understand that immigration is an added value. it is an invaluable energy infusion into this country. it always has been. if we clothes the door, it
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welcome back to "way too early." live picture of the capital. let's get an update with domenica davis.
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we are going to see muggy weather, above-normal temperatures, scattered showers moving up the i-95 corridor. on and off showers, not a washout by any stretch. temperatures started out mild in the 70s and 60s. this he don't move much. it is going to stay muggy and that chance of rain not only for today but for tomorrow as well. then, we are done and it is a return to fall weather. willie? >> one more ugly day. turn now to sports, do or die time for the red sox and rays. what a night in baseball. the red sox took an early 3-2 lead. the rays down by seven runs to the yankees down in florida. the game put on hold for an hour and a half due to rain. the sox feeling pretty good about winning the wild card or going into a one-game playoffs with the rays at the very least. but, down in st. petersburg, the rays were staging an unbelievable eighth inning rally against the yankees. evan longoria connects for a three-run home run.
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the game, within one run at 7-6. in the ninth, two outs. rays' manager, joe maddon, puts in pinch-hitter. johnson hits a clutch solo home run to send the game into extra innings. the rays come all the way back. the game tied at 7. they have been down 7-0. back to the sox and orioles in baltimore. the game returns from the rain delay. the red sox holding on to a one-run lead. jonathan papal baun strikes out the first two. the tying run on second. next batter, nolan reimold hits a ground double. sox fans can't believe it. game tied. robert andino, orioles, hits a lazy line drive to left. carl crawford cannot make the play. his throw home is plate. baltimore comes back to beat the red sox. baltimore has nothing to play
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for but they played hard all night. a walk-off 4-3 win for baltimore. so now the sox have to hope the yankees can can give them a little help. in st. petersburg, the fans see the score go up, reacting to the red sox loss. they know they have a shot. one minute later, evan longoria sends the rays into the playoffs. a walk-off solo home run to left field. the boston red sox probably weren't back into the clubhouse yet to see that. it happened so quickly after their loss. the red sox blow a nine-game wild card lead to the rays in the month of september going 7-20 over that period. afterward, the red sox spoke about their spectacular collapse. >> what do you expect me reaction to be? >> whatever you want to say. >> we just lost.
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how am i supposed to answer that? >> tell me what your feelings were, disappointment, frustration, sadness, shock when it set in? >> yeah. i mean, all of the above. >> i don't know how to explain it. this is maybe the worst situation that i have in my whole career. >> i don't know. i am probably not going to be able to do a very good job of explaining it right now. we tried to stay in the moment so much. what happened over three weeks ago or whatever, the mess we got ourselves in, we just we needed to take care of business today and we didn't. >> after tampa bay's win and baltimore beating the red sox, joe maddon thanked the orioles
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for not giving up in their game against boston. he tweeted can't express enough grat towed. that's from rays manager, joe maddon. the playoff picture, tampa bay heads to texas to play the rangers. detroit comes to the bronx to plate yankees, cc sabathia and justin verlander. a wild night in the national league where the braves and cardinals entered. cards taking on the astros. albert pujols, an rbi single up the ball. a five-run first inning. chris carpenter untouchable, a complete game, two-hit shutout and 8-0 win for the cardinals. all eyes on the national league on atlanta. the braves enter the ninth inning with a 3-2 lead. if they win, they get the one-game playoff. three outs away from the wild card playoff against st. louis. craig kimbrel loads the bases for chase utley who delivers a
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sac fly. that ties the game at 3. braves with a runners on third. who would have scored with this drop. michael martinez with a great catch out there. here it is again. want to see it twice? let's watch it twice, the catch was that good. chipper jones put a charge into that one. great play by martinez. top of the 13th, hunter pence with a two-out flare in the gap. that gives the phillies a 4-3 lead. one more chance for the braves to continue their season. tying a run at first. freddie freeman grounds into a game-ending 3-6-3 double play. that eliminates the atlanta braves and the cardinals watching the final out from their locker room in houston began to celebrate. they are in the playoffs. they trailed the braves by 8 1/2 games in the wild card just a month ago. so here is the playoff picture. starting on saturday, october 1st, the cardinals play at the phillies and it is the arizona diamondbacks traveling to milwaukee to play the brewers. wow, what a night. coming up at the top of the hour on "morning joe," rick
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perry playing some defense, walking back, comments he made about immigration and the debate in which he said people who don't support his tuition plan are, quote, heartless. we will talk about that and a new poll showing him slipping against mitt romney. that's ahead on "morning joe." when we come back, we will huddle up around the water cooler to watch jon stewart and bill o'reilly. bill o'reilly discussing $16 government muffins.
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here at nbc, we are tipping our week-long look at america's schools with our special education nation. when it comes to higher education rg the united states is slipping a bit behind the world. if you want to sound smart today, tell your friends. the data measured from 2008 to 2009, show 41% of u.s. adults hold college degrees compared with 63% for south korea, country that tops the list. tomorrow, "way too early" hits the road as we visit the bronx charter school for excellence, a great story for education. that starts tomorrow morning at 5:30 a.m. eastern. >> let's huddle up around the water cooler to watch jon stewart hosting bill o'reilly for what has become a regular home in home series for the couple.
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this whole idea that the tax burden would become so onerous that we would rather not take home $3 million if we can't get that $3.5 million is -- >> i don't mind paying 40%. first, they are going to have to stop wasting the money. the $16 muffin. do we all know what the $16 muffin is? >> what? >> you don't know what the $16 muffin is? >> what neighborhood do you live in? who makes a $16 muffin? >> this is great. the $16 muffin, broke the story last week on the factory. you were otherwise occupied, making your little wise remarks. not reading what's happening. they had a bunch of conferences for pinheads, federal
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governments and ordered 250 muffins at $16 a piece. >> that's a lot for muffins. >> you know what, i paid for the muffin and so did you. >> i understand that. >> are you familiar with wall street? >> no. >> because there is this idea. >> is that run by the federal government? >> no, it is not. >> not yet. >> no, it is not. interestingly enough, they had a little problem that added up to what i believe is more than what's $16 times 250 muff fins. >> i want efficiency and honesty in all areas. >> you and i are agreeing here? >> sim patty co. >> when you speak a foreign language, it is oddly arousing. >> that $16 thing isn't true. full continental breakfast and rental of the space was the $16.
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